V5 cannot be installed over V4.x nor is there an automatic upgrade path.
Expert users can load their 4.x nbi file to retain server and group
You need to re-enter your registration key in V5. It is the same one you
have for V4.x. Go under Help/Register/Update Key to enter your key
Version 4 duplicate detection database, signature.dbm, can be imported
from the File menu in V5.
The installer includes a default groups list. The V4 groups list is not
compatible. In case of an upgrade from a previous V5 beta, you have the
option to not install the default newsgroups list.
Set your server connection limit up to the max connections your news
service allows. V5 will never use more than that many connections. You do
not need to keep a connection free for header downloads as you did in V4.
You will need to download headers again, stored headers from V4 are not
All 0th part posts (0/1) are marked as incomplete. You can still use Read
Post Body to view them.
If you restart NewsBin right after you close it, and AutoRAR is in the
middle of refreshing its information, NewsBin will hang in the background.
Workaround is to make sure nbpro.exe is no longer in the task manager after
you close NewsBin before trying to start it again.
If you select a block of posts to add to the download list and use
"add to top" by holding the shift key, the files get added in
For Server Options, you can increase server connections and see the result
when the options menu is closed but, you
can't decrease connections and see the result until you restart NewsBin.
Any columns dragged to the left of the Subject column in the post list
only shows the subject when a tooltip pops up on dwell.
Text posts with the same subject all get lumped together so text replies
may be hidden.
Hitting ctrl-a in Read Posts tab marks post text instead of selecting
posts in the list
Shift-del does not update post count in post list tab. Bug #532
Ctrl-D in post list does not remove RPB entries from download list. Bug
In single tab mode, if you abort a GOG load by loading another GOG, the
tab changes even though the new GOG load is blocked with the "Spool
Loading already in progress" warning.
Options and Filters show up in the Window Positions config screen even
though they are no longer tabs.
First chunk of a multipart post determined to be a duplicate gets deleted
but if other connections were in the process of downloading other chunks,
those are not deleted. This is only an issue if the chunk cache overflows
but it does waste bandwidth by downloading chunks that will be thrown away.
Kill Connections in Connections tab does not give feedback. Does not kill
connections on some machines for some reason.
Post Properties does not show accurate "Missing" info in
"Compact Mode" for compacted posts.
In post list, Mark All Read does not clear post list if Show New is
selected. Select all and hit the delete key or select Mark Post as Read does
clear the list.
In post list, Compact Mode will sometimes hide non-yEnc posts that pretend
to be yEnc.
In Read Posts tab, if you delete the last post, the window jumps up to the
beginning of the list.
There is no way to switch NBI files from the program anymore. To switch
NBI files, close NewsBin and launch it from an existing NBI by using Windows
Explorer to locate the NBI file then double-click on it to launch NewsBin.
First chunk for a file determined to be a duplicate gets deleted. If it is
a multipart file, any other chunks downloaded are not deleted. This will not
be an issue when the new scheme of downloading first chunks exclusively to
check for dups is implemented.
Utilities/Set Font does not apply to bottom portion of Read Posts tab.
Utilities/Set Font does not apply to Status Tab
UUE posts with identical subjects are combined when they shouldn't be.
Known Cosmetic Issues:
There is a line overwriting Accept Filter and Reject Filter on the Filter
The "X" to close a post list will ride over other post list
options on lower screen resolutions.
Program Information Category:
Tools and Utilities Type:
Shareware Version: 5.33 build 7737 Size: 1.75MB Works on: Windows